Herrera#3 - 1 Jose Herrera James Langston III English 2342...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Jose Herrera James Langston III English 2342 December 11, 2010 A new life is not always a better life Sandra Cisneros’ short story the Woman Hollering Creek, tells a story about a young girl Cleofilas who grows up dreaming of romantic love as in the novellas; yet when she marries Juan her life takes a shocking reality full of violence and solitude which makes her yearn for what she left behind. In life there are unexpected hardships that have to be experienced to learn to appreciate certain parts of one’s life which seem a dull routine. As she embarks on a new journey which is marriage; she is shocked by a woman’s cultural and social differences in the United States or she calls it “el otro lado” (Cisneros 44). Cleofilas was faced with machismo instead of a fairy tale love. She lost herself and her dreams but in the end managed to overcome and created new dreams. Her character was shown a new way to look at life, without men, with independence, but above all with a free kinder spirit. Mexico has stereotyped the woman’s role over the years as a submissive one under the rule of the machista husband. In the U.S. sometimes immigrants bring their way of thinking and continue to oppress and submit women under their foot. Today, more and more women are achieving and learning to live a different life, in which freedom and independence, and self suspect thrives. Growing up Cleofilas did not have many options for distraction in her town Monclova, Coahuila. Distractions included playing cards with family, walking to the cinema, go out for a milk shake, and go over to a girl friend’s house to watch a telenovela. All she had ever anticipated was passion of one true love. “But what Cleofilas has been waiting for, has been whispering and giggling for, has been anticipated since she was old enough to lean against the
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 window displays of gauze and butterflies and lace, is passion”. (Cisneros 44) The kind of pure transparent and “purest crystalline essence” (Cisneros) love of telenovelas. The life she had
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course ENGLISH 2342 taught by Professor Kan during the Spring '09 term at HCCS.

Page1 / 5

Herrera#3 - 1 Jose Herrera James Langston III English 2342...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online